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Zelenskyy visits front lines, claims Ukrainian advance in several directions

Zelenskyy and Ukrainian soldiers
President Zelenskyy and Ukrainian soldiers in Donetsk Oblast, eastern Ukraine. Credit: Volodymyr Zelenskyy via Telegram.
Zelenskyy visits front lines, claims Ukrainian advance in several directions

On 26 June, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the frontlines in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

During a nightly video address to Ukrainians recorded from a train, Zelenskyy claimed that Ukraine’s Armed Forces make gains in several areas on the frontline.

“Today, our soldiers made progress in all areas, and this is a happy day. I wished the guys more days like this,” Zelenskyy said.

On 26 June, Ukraine’s President visited the Bakhmut sector in Donetsk Oblast (eastern Ukraine) and awarded medals to Ukrainian soldiers who fought in the battle of Bakhmut. After that, President Zelenskyy visited Ukrainian marines who repelled the Russian invasion on the southern front.

“A busy day, a lot of emotions. I had the honor to award our soldiers, to thank them personally, and to shake their hands. Thank you for all your words of support, guys,” Zelensky said in his nightly video address. “Thank you for the warm hugs today. And thank you for your chevrons. I am extremely honored.”

During his visit to the Donetsk Oblast, President Zelenskyy stopped at a gas station for a coffee break and took photos with Ukrainian soldiers. Some of the soldiers gave the President their chevrons as a souvenir.


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